Welcome from the Owners
It’s the start of Autumn and in the mountains of Western North Carolina, mother nature has lowered the temperatures a notch and a few of the leaves are just starting to change color. As summer ends, we anticipate the beginning of cooler days, sitting around the fire pit at night and look forward to gathering with family & friends in the coming months. This mild time of year is perfect for a little mountain getaway to enjoy all the outdoors have to offer: From mountain biking, hiking trails, fly fishing and finding waterfalls to visiting outdoor music venues, exploring local breweries, and appreciating the talented artisans in the area, there’s always something to do this around this season. One of our personal fall favorites is to take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and marvel at the impressive long range mountain views & all the colors of the changing leaves. We invite you to visit us and bring your sense of adventure. You are sure to find ways to get back to nature, relax and recharge before the busy holiday season.
Scott & Dionne Hodgson
Tim & Jessica Hodgson
THE MAYES EVENT CENTER UPDATE
Coming Spring 2024 to Deerwoode Reserve!
Our big construction project is under way remodeling the “old gym” into an all-new event venue. Over the summer, a new metal roof was installed along with the large window overlooking the pond and the 4 garage doors in the back. Interior framing, plumbing, HVAC, and electric work has begun. A new concrete floor in the pavilion area was completed. Currently, a new timber frame carport entrance is being designed, and a grand entry door has been ordered. The exterior received board & batten siding and a new paint job. Large barn door accents were added to the exterior giving the building a wonderful new look. We’ll continue to post updates on this exciting new project!
As we plan for the opening of The Mayes Event Center in April 2024, we have started booking weddings for next year. This new 8,400 sf venue will have a large catering kitchen, roomy bridal suite with private bathroom, 4,000sf indoor climate-controlled banquet hall room, 2,000sf outdoor open-air covered pavilion, with restrooms, a lobby & office. Schedule a call or tour to see if The Mayes Event Center at Deerwoode Reserve is a perfect fit for your wedding or event.
Check for updates on our social media and learn more about The Mayes Event Center by visiting our website below!
Events at Deerwoode:
WHITE SQUIRREL ARTISANS MARKET
October 21st | 12 – 5PM
This event is FREE & FAMILY-FRIENDLY. We are proudly featuring over 70 artisans, face painting, live artist demo sponsored by Newfound Artisan, cotton candy, popcorn, Be Good Coffee Co., Grand Olde Station & Local Harvester food trucks, UpCountry Brewing, and fantastic live music all afternoon long!
Official Music Lineup: Spalding McIntosh, Gypsy & Me, His & Hers, and Jane Kramer & Lillie Syracuse.
We will have the much-anticipated RAFFLE going on the week of WSAM. These baskets consist of items donated by our vendors & local, small businesses. Money raised will be donated to The White Squirrel Institute & The Cedar Mountain Music Project. The White Squirrel Institute will be on site again with Jenny the Groundhog & Penny the White Squirrel!
WSAM is FREE & family friendly. We invite you to come on out to support local vendors & musicians. It’s a great opportunity to shop locally for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts! Bring your chairs or set up a picnic and enjoy all that this beautiful event has to offer.
There are still cabins available to rent on site during this event weekend. Reservations can be made online, by calling 828-201-2615 or email email@example.com
Events at Deerwoode:
FORKS OF THE RIVER FLY FISHING FESTIVAL
Presented by Headwaters Outfitters & Davidson River Outfitters
Nov. 4th Noon – Nov. 5th 5 PM
Throughout the weekend, Headwaters Outfitters and Davidson River Outfitters fly fishing guides will be hosting clinics and classes, a rod building demo, kids fishing course and more! A mix of local vendors and industry leading name brands will have products, information, and services on display to purchase and demo. Food trucks and beer sales will be available on site all weekend. Enjoy the weekend’s live music Line-Up with Dan’s Tramp Stamps & the Money Bags and West Fork Fiasco.
Cabins on site are available to be booked for this fun fly-fishing weekend. Reservations can be made by calling 828-201-2615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you at Deerwoode!
Events at Deerwoode:
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
December 8-9th and 15-17th | 6 – 8 PM
The Festival of Lights is a family-friendly, community fundraising event where visitors can walk the property to view Christmas lights & decorated cabins. In the family village, they can enjoy hot chocolate, roast s’mores, participate in arts & crafts, listen to music and other holiday activities. We have partnered with The Family Place. All toy donations and proceeds from funds received from this event will be donated to The Family Place (and their partner agencies) to provide support to local families in need this holiday season. We are currently seeking sponsors to decorate a cabin, run a food or drink booth, organize an activity table, donate goods and for volunteers. Request a Sponsorship Packet by emailing Dionne@deerwoode.com. More event details to be announced soon!
Stay in a cabin right in the middle of the Deerwoode Reserve winter wonderland. Reserve your cabin by booking online, calling 828-201-2615 or email email@example.com
Upcoming Local Event:
Pumpkinfest At Silvermont Park
October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 from 6-9 PM
Family-friendly and fantastic artistic fun or great date night with beautiful lighted carved pumpkin displays on a short walking trail, talented local musicians, food trucks and coffee house, games, storytelling, face painting, white squirrel scavenger hunt, and the Silvermont historic mansion open for tours.
Upcoming Local Event:
Halloweenfest Presented by Brevard Insurance
October 28 9 AM – 4 PM
Count Dracula may not live full time in Transylvania County, but we’re pretty sure he clears his schedule every year for Heart of Brevard’s Halloweenfest, held annually on the Saturday before Halloween in downtown Brevard. This “fangtastic” event features FREE family-friendly fun, including bounce houses, our traditional costume competition and parade, the Magic Book Bus, a hula hoop dance party, pumpkin carving contest, food vendors and more. This year’s event features a special “Smart Start Sesame Street Party” and YOU are invited to meet visiting muppets throughout the day. Join us for this amazing event and explore downtown Brevard’s businesses through a downtown Spooky Stroll Open House and downtown trick or treating!
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